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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Dec 20, 2021 5:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: last thing john said

Oooh. Was she was the Linda McCartney of the Grateful Dead? Inquiring minds want to know. 😀

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Dec 20, 2021 6:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: last thing john said

That is awesome. If you really want to torture yourself, find a Wings concert with Linda's vocals separated. My God.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Dec 20, 2021 7:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: last thing john said

And now for something completely different, and in tune:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RnhVDTks3g

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Dec 21, 2021 8:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: last thing john said

I tried, but her facial expressions made me want to run. She was feeling it a little too much.

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Poster: ColdRain108 Date: Dec 22, 2021 9:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: last thing john said

I worked with a lady who played that song on repeat repeat repeat...now it just causes my temples to pulsate and my stomach to turn. Kind of like drinking tequila does now, after a couple of over indulgences.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Dec 21, 2021 12:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: last thing john said

Ha--fair point; I had just rec'd it and all I could conclude was she defn has a good voice, period (as opposed to those described above folks were debating).

It came about via a discussion on Zulu folk music (I had no idea about the origin of the Token's hit).

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Dec 22, 2021 8:55am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: last thing john said

For those who would like an education on the origins of the song and how the descendants of the illiterate songwriter from South Africa at least were able to recoup a little of what was taken from him.

https://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/22/world/africa/in-the-jungle-the-unjust-jungle-a-small-victory.html

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Poster: William Tell Date: Dec 22, 2021 10:02am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: last thing john said

Thanks for the link; sad story--amazing how many people covered it, and had hits w it.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Dec 23, 2021 5:20am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: last thing john said

I would have to say this goes down as the most informative, and civil, hijack in recent memory.

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Poster: cosmicharIie Date: Dec 24, 2021 3:18am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: last thing john said

The NY Times told me to subscribe in order to read the story. In any case, in the mid-90's I saw the Tokens play at a local County Fair

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Poster: user unknown Date: Dec 24, 2021 9:15am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: last thing john said

https://performingsongwriter.com/lion-sleeps-tonight/

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Dec 23, 2021 6:43am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: last thing john said

Give it time

Thanks for posting this

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Dec 21, 2021 3:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: last thing john said

Tokens were right up there with Pat Boone when it came to cultural appropriation.